Dr. Jeremy Dawson is research assistant professor in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University and principal investigator for CITeR, the Center for Identification Research.

He is among a team of researchers probing deeply into the study of biometrics, the science of establishing human identity based on traits such as fingerprints, facial structure, iris, and voice. Beyond those conventional biometrics, Dr. Dawson is also beginning to study the emerging field of molecular biometrics, which holds the potential of identifying individuals based on the unique colonies of bacteria they host. Read more about Dr. Dawson and the CITeR studies at West Virginia University in the Fall 2012 edition of the Neuron (pdf).

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